All building consents require specific inspections for building and plumbing work.
The Council carries out inspections to ensure work complies with the building consent. These are necessary to obtain your final Code Compliance Certificate.
In cases where design professionals (such as engineers) supervise the work, the Council also requires documentation from those professionals that the work has been completed according to the approved building consent documents. This is often a producer statement supported by site notes.
Agreement for others to supervise and inspect the work is included as part of the building consent approval.
When all work under a consent is completed you can request a final inspection.
Builders and installers usually arrange inspections relevant to their work, but property owners are ultimately responsible for ensuring the building is compliant.
Inspections cover a range of building and plumbing areas, including:
The inspections required for your project are listed in the building consent documentation issued by the Council.
You must keep the stamped copy of your approved building consent on the construction site so Building Officers can check them.
If you intend to significantly vary your building work, you must get your building consent amended.
If any building or plumbing work does not conform to the building consent or meet building code performance standards, the Council may issue a Notice to Fix detailing items of non-compliance.
Bookings require at least two working days' notice. Phone the Council on (04) 296 4700 to book an inspection.
No specific time slots will be issued but you will be offered a morning or afternoon option.
The following information is required when booking an inspection:
On the construction site, the safety of people, including Council officers, is your responsibility. This includes providing safe access to all parts of the site to allow work to be inspected.
Ladder access must be securely founded and tied. Scaffold access is likely to be required for larger buildings.
It is desirable for you or your representative to be on site during the inspection.
Before the coating is applied to any plaster-coated cladding systems, you must arrange an inspection with a Building Officer.
It's extremely important to install cladding systems in strict compliance with the technical specifications for the product that have been approved as part of the building consent documentation.
Before Council will be able to issue a Code Compliance Certificate the following information is required:
The Building Consent Authority welcomes feedback from customers. We want to hear from you if you feel dissatisfied with any part of our service related to building consent processing, or inspection and issuing Code Compliance Certificates.
If you are unhappy with a technical decision made by us about your building consent please refer the matter to MBIE for a Determination. www.building.govt.nz/resolving-problems/resolution-options/determinations/